3963.000 Fagonia L.

Launert, E. (1963) Zygophyllaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the genus

Annual herbs, or mostly biennial or perennial shrubs or undershrubs, glabrous or covered with an indumentum which is characteristic for each species; branches mostly erect, sometimes angular or grooved, swollen at the nodes. Leaves paired at each node, equal in size, mostly 3-foliolate becoming 1-foliolate through reduction with a characteristic joint between petiole and blade, rarely sessile; stipules usually develop into spines, rarely absent. Flowers small, solitary at each node, 5-merous, regular. Fruit an obconical capsule; peduncle longer or shorter than the capsule. Seeds with endosperm; testa brown, punctate.

Worldwide: About 30 species in Africa, Asia and southern Europe.

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
isotricha Murb. var. isotricha
sinaica Boiss. var. minutistipula (Engl.) HadidiImage

Other sources of information about Fagonia:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Fagonia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Fagonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Fagonia
Wikipedia: Fagonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fagonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Fagonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Fagonia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2055, retrieved 20 March 2023

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